Emergencies and disasters, man-made or natural, can happen at anytime, anywhere, and vary in magnitude. People with disabilities often have unique needs during a crisis and are faced with complex issues after a crisis.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) wants to hear and learn from older adults, people with disabilities, your families and caregivers, about your experiences with emergencies or disaster situations. We want to learn how you plan, respond, and recover from these challenging situations. Listening sessions will help us understand how we can improve our support, training, and technical assistance in times when emergencies and disasters hit our nation.

We encourage you to join the conversation, a group discussion where questions in the areas of preparedness, evacuation, response, and recovery will be asked one at a time by a facilitator and answered one at a time by the participants. Space is limited in each location and participants are asked to register in advance. Can't attend in person? We still want to hear from you! Opportunities to provide written comments to share your experiences are available through this website.